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Just had a quote for shutters, how much do you reckon?

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hellohellohihi Wed 05-Jun-13 17:32:08

4 bay windows and one normal flat window.

Place your bets!!

franktheskank Sat 25-Nov-17 23:46:36

Hillary’s are doing mine in January and that was one bay window and a large door window combo type thing and a large flat window in kitchen and two smaller windows, it was 4000 and something,4300? I think.

mimibunz Mon 20-Nov-17 13:30:28

We bought ours from Traditional Shutter Company about 7 years ago and love them. No problems with the company or the quality. One front window was about £1,800, iirc.

pyjamas17 Mon 20-Nov-17 10:15:15

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NomDePlumeReloaded Tue 21-Mar-17 12:58:13

Wooden ones will warp in bathrooms due to steam/damp environment. Unless you have an exceptionally huge, exceptionally well ventilated bathroom, perhaps. That said, I'm not keen on the UPVC. I don't think it looks all that nice, so personally, I'd look for another solution.

starbucksaholic Tue 21-Mar-17 12:45:42

Do you need waterproof shutters for bathrooms or is this just a ploy to get you to pay twice as much when the wooden ones would be fine? Does anyone have the waterproof shutters? Do they look plastic/cheap? Or do they look great?!It's a minefield!

3pluse2mum Sat 03-Sep-16 21:02:17

Hi everyone , We came across this blog after looking for quotes for window shutters. We had a couple quotes fist from Thomas Sanderson which i didnt like the sales guy , he started at 12k which i thought was very expensive then said he could do deal on the day for £7500 !! My husband was away and i found very hard to make him leave as very pushy. We then found Woody's shutters on mums-net then on Facebook , really nice guy I sent the rough sizes over fist and they gave me a price online £3280. We booked for Woodys to come and survey i had messed the sizes up , guy worked out cost and was £2788 so very happy with price and the honesty he showed. We had shutters installed this week and i love them so so happy, excellent fit amazing service would highly recommend and my sister is going to place order also. smile

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Emmaozzie66 Thu 07-Jan-16 10:27:06

Hey old thread i know !! But We just had shutters fitted by Woodys Shutters, which we found through facebook! Very good price and they use the same supplier as John Lewis but where over £800 cheaper than other two quotes!! fitted perfectly clean and tidy would recomm for service and price.

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Adviser1980 Sat 25-Jan-14 15:24:10

I actually work in the industry and you will find very little difference in the 'real' price that sales people sell at (or can sell) and in terms of quality your much better off having them fitted for you than DIY. I would say that as a reasonable rule of thumb your looking at £1000-£1200 for a Bay and £400-£800 other windows so above order would come in around £5-6,000. If you research online (as I have) you'll find that pricing is between £250 &£400 per sq metre for anyone other than TS and Kelly Hoppen I believe is charging a huge premium for putting her name to an imported product.
Get a couple of quotes but dont be sold to just take the advice and go with your gut, larger co's will be in a much better position to cover the cost of mistakes and Warranties!!!

Phil124 Fri 17-Jan-14 15:36:22

We had all of our windows fitted with shutters and they look fantastic. Easy to clean which is great because our little one has astma.

I would recommend Love Shutters Uk who are based in Essex. Roddy who came to survey our house was down to earth and gave us a realistic price.

PickleSarnie Tue 17-Dec-13 06:59:50

We had one bay and one regular window. Hillarys quoted £1600 and wouldn't budge on their price. We got the local blinds man to come round and he quoted £1100. They're the solid wood ones. Although I think they do more expensive ones still.

lorraine1965 Tue 10-Dec-13 21:15:29

Just had my last quote for shutters from Thomas Sandersons. OMG how do they calculate there costs. They quote was double to anyone else. So far Clement Browne & Purely Shutters are the most reasonable. Has anyone used either and would they recommended either.

Mrsdp123 Wed 03-Jul-13 22:03:53

Our bay is Victorian so has frames around each of the 3 bits of window? So as they are tier on tier each bit of window folds back.

Levantine Wed 03-Jul-13 22:02:16

Sorry to hijack but i didn't think you could get shutters for bay windows. Gla d to see I'm wrong but I don't really see how they work. Do they just good back onto the wall as if it were flat?

Mrsdp123 Wed 03-Jul-13 21:57:57

Ours are from Purely shutters. We went for basic mdf (2 companies who quoted recommended it being as good as anything). In white. 2 bay windows and a small window were just over 2k.

hellohellohihi Wed 19-Jun-13 06:40:51

We used clement browne, and the guy from Hillary's said that was about right. Got another quote yet to come!

Pannacotta Mon 10-Jun-13 14:19:15

Who quoted you?
It does seem veyr high.

flatmum Fri 07-Jun-13 12:00:07

Second local companies. Don't touch the hard sell merchants with a barge pole. Thomas Sanderson spammed me night and day for weeks with phone calls as well.

We I used lifestyle shutters who are Sussex/Surrey no complaints whatsoever and they do custom colours

scaryg Thu 06-Jun-13 20:47:53

hellohellohihi yeah that is a lot, get sone more quotes, try local companies with local people. Hillarys, John Lewis and Thomas Sanderson are extortiant - the also don't pay their agents very much (I speak from experience). If you're in the Thames Valley area pm me as I'm still in the business.

alcibiades Thu 06-Jun-13 20:32:06

That reminds me, flatmum, that also Hilarys Blinds have been mentioned for possibly over-quoting initially.

But apparently a neighbour chose Hilarys because she wanted a very particular colour which Hilarys matched for her. But that wasn't a consideration for me as I wanted plain white anyway.

flatmum Thu 06-Jun-13 18:08:35

Not Thomas sandersons I hope? I had 2 floors of normal windows (9 windows) done for 4k. Thomas Sanderson quoted 11K for the same work.

Squigglypig Thu 06-Jun-13 18:06:18

Prob not as cheap as 2-3k though. Our one bay window was about £1350 but would have been £1150 if we'd gone for cheaper wood.

Squigglypig Thu 06-Jun-13 18:04:37

If you're in South East we had ours done by shutterly abulous - they look amazing and sounda like they'd be a fair bit cheaper.

hellohellohihi Thu 06-Jun-13 18:02:00

I was v naive I think... Thought it'd be more like 2-3k.

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